By providing new and harmonised courses in technological areas prioritised by the industry, the general objectives of this project are:

  • to contribute to solve the problem of lack of harmonised qualified technical personnel in manufacturing design industries, by laying the ground for harmonised training and qualification courses in welding design, course to be, at a later stage, widely implemented in Europe;
  • to make an efficient investment in education and training using the good practice, methodology and tools of iQSim project to develop training guidelines that may match individuals’ interests and abilities with learning opportunities;
  • to improve worker’s performance and motivation, as well as the opportunities for career development;
  • to facilitate the access to lifelong learning: facilitating personal development through continuous engagement with education and training and validating their nonāˆ’formal and informal learning.
  • improve the quality and access to training and lifelong acquisition of technological competences. This allows people to have an easier integration and/or reintegration into industrial labour market;
  • lend a hand to promote and reinforce the contribution of training to the process of innovation, seeking for competitiveness and entrepreneurship, as it has a transnational network of partners with the required capability to do it;
  • aims at promoting transparency of qualifications and competences in technological areas such as adhesive bonding, plastic joining and laser welding, by valuing and developing training and qualification courses mutually recognized in European countries. To achieve it, an updated course guideline, for all the previous mentioned welding processes, will be developed by the project partner’s network. This will also provide a sustainable approach to industry sectors demands as will facilitate individual pathways of self accomplishment.
  • aims in promoting training systems who don’t allow the duplication, according to each national regulations, of already achieved qualifications, when acting in another EU country. This new qualification course has the same orientation as those requested by the EN and ISO standards: harmonisation of technical requirements and here the next step meaning the implementation of those requirements in industry by harmonised training and qualification systems who have as main referencial the EN norms.